DrnkMcDermott (2621) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - SEP 18, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2006 12 oz. Bottle, Apr 16, 2006 This is quite clearly labeled as being produced at the Berkeley brewery. Sold at Wild Oats in a six pack with a cylindrical pilsner/alt glass attached. Pours pale straw with a rocky, lacy head on top. Big German hop smell at opening stays with the pour. Lazy stream of bubbles rises through the glass. A nice German malt, with a very, very slight tart note. Kind of a grassy straw taste, finished of by straightforward noble hops bitterness. A solid interpretation of the style, and who’d a thought a place in Berkeley would have the discipline to make a pils to precise German engineering standards.<hr>Draft, Sept 18, 2005. Sampled in a solid plastic mug, so I couldn’t get a handle on its color. Have to presume it’s okay. Taste, though, is light and "crisp," like American pale macros claim, but this one really is. But beyond that, not much stands out in the way of hops, just the standard German bitterness against pale malts. Finished nice and dry. Again, an imported pilsner that’s probably much better closer to home.
Additional note, Aug 10, 2006. Finishing the sixer, I found that last bottle started to show more nice German hop bitterness. Crisper and cleaner. I think that’s worth bumpint the rating up a notch.
Sebilinz (38) - Linz, AUSTRIA - MAY 8, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap. Light golden body with nice white head light malt, gras and hop aroma overall very balanced nice refreshing summer beer.
Emmett_grogan (9) - melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 7, 2013 does not count
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
A nice pils that sits high in the aussie market however i find it too spicey, a little dry for my liking, it seems to lack traditional pils values.
wxman (1175) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Global Brew. Pours a clear bright pale gold with a nice egg white head. Mild grass aroma. This is a clean crisp refreshing pils. Taste is sweet pale malt, breadiness and mild hop bitterness to balance it out.
DeliveryDriver (108) - Illinois, USA - APR 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured clear and light golden with a big, foamy head. Smelled grassy and grainy. Really light bodied and easy to drink. Had a bit of a hop bite on the end. Surprised at the low ratings for this one.
DocJitsu (307) - California, USA - MAR 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a light wheat color with a soapy white head. White lacing remains on the glass as the beer is consumed. Tart hard candy and, perhaps, some notes of banana. Very nicely carbonated. Sweet ripe banana notes balance the tart fruit. Very good pilsner.
DavidWoodruff (240) - Windsor, California, USA - MAR 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Clear gold with thick white head.
Aroma: Grassy and malty.
Flavor: Light malt, bready/yeasty with medium hop bitterness.
Palate: Light to medium body with good carbonation.
Overall: Clean, well balanced and a bit one dimensional.
DCLawyer (687) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 27, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft->shaker. Pale yellow with small white head. Biting yeast and malt skunk. Not a fan.
TobyMartin (15) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 23, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
In a 300ml trumer glass on tap at the Local Taphouse, St Kilda, 20/03/2013. Pours a crisp and clear straw colour with a long lasting fluffy white head. It has a light aroma with hints of citrus including lemon rind from the hops and a subtle spiciness from the yeast. It’s light bodied as you would expect from a pilsner. It has quite a grainy flavour with some citrus and a fairly dry finish. Light and crisp with an attempt at depth, it’s certainly not the worst pilsner on the market. One for a hot day.
Bif (1023) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a light golden color with a big Pilsner head that fades to some lacing. Mild citrus aroma with some malt sweetness in the background and bit of grain. Taste of a mild malt sweetness and fresh grain. Nice bitterness and a clean finish. Fairly light body, crisp smooth and refreshing. Decent drinker that goes down easy.
Lemke10 (541) - Janesville, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Much like the bottle shows it pours a pale yellow color that has a lemon scent to it. The lemon flavor continues into the taste making it a very smooth and easy drinking beer. Great taste and just the right volume to go with it. Definitely recommend as a summer beer!